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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Book #78 Read in 2012
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Karou collects teeth for Brimstone, a magician of sorts.  Little does she know how her past is going to come colliding with her present.  Then she meets Akiva, an angel, and she is drawn to him in ways that she does not understand.  Her world is then rocked when Brimstone, and her connection to the other world, is destroyed.  Karou then truly feels alone and without meaning.  Akiva wants to help change that, but cost may be incredibly high.

This was a good young adult fantasy read.  This is the first in a series.  Karou is an interesting female lead character.  She is tough, intelligent and has a sarcastic sense of humor that I enjoyed. Akiva is a good romantic lead.  He is a flawed hero which draws readers in.  Secondary characters are interesting--the concerned best friend, the slightly odd actor ex-boyfriend and Brimstone, a man of mystery.  I enjoyed this read and hope to get to the sequel soon.

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